1. An obstacle or hindrance.
  2. The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.


  1. To allow to, not to prevent (+ infinitive, but usually without ).
  2. To leave.
    Let me alone!
  3. To allow the release of (a fluid).
  4. To allow possession of (a property etc.) in exchange for rent.
  5. To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; often with out.
    to let the building of a bridge
    to let out the lathing and the plastering
  6. To cause (+ bare infinitive).

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. To hinder, prevent; to obstruct (someone or something).
  2. To prevent or obstruct do something, or something happen.

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